Education


Learn more about the things you should know or would like to know about HVAC systems and maintenance. Have a specific question in mind? Let us know!

What You Need to Know About Water-Cooled Chillers

What You Need to Know About Water-Cooled Chillers

Chillers use up about 20% of the total power generated in the country. What’s more, they can increase up to 30% additional energy usage of a building due to operational inefficiencies. This costs companies and building facilities billions yearly. Today, commercial buildings install efficient HVAC systems with an aim to improve a building’s sustainability and performance. Which brings us to water-cooled chillers, an essential HVAC component for a wide variety of commercial facilities. Continue on to learn more about water-cooled chillers, and find out if it’s the right choice for your facility. 

Read more

What is Better: Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?

What is Better: Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?

When choosing an HVAC system for your business or facility, you have plenty of options. If you’re deciding between a heat pump or an air conditioner, there are a few things to consider. Both use compressed refrigerants to collect heat from your indoor space and transfer it outside. However, which system is more beneficial to your specific building? To find out, it’s important to know the difference between the two.

Read more

This Year’s HVAC Trends Explained

This Year’s HVAC Trends Explained

When it comes to HVAC, the goal is to achieve maximum comfort and increase energy efficiency levels with smart and eco-friendly technology. Each year, building and commercial property owners are seeing their HVAC needs evolve. That’s why it’s important to stay up to date with the latest HVAC trends to ensure you are getting the very best service.

Read more

What You Need to Know About Packaged HVAC Systems

What You Need to Know About Packaged HVAC Systems

One common challenge that commercial properties face is proper air control, which can be solved by packaged HVAC systems. But, what’s the best way for facility managers to heat and cool a building? First, they need to consider all the HVAC systems that are available and which fits the property’s needs. For example, packaged HVAC systems are best for commercial spaces. They offer energy savings, easy maintenance, and a quieter building. Read more to learn more.

Read more

How to Avoid these Common HVAC Scams

How to Avoid these Common HVAC Scams

Like dishonest auto garages or door-to-door handymen, HVAC contractors can also target building owners for HVAC scams. Scammers can target owners of complex and essential systems in the hopes of pressuring them into agreeing to expensive and unnecessary repairs. Unfortunately, many of these owners do not even realize they are being taken advantage of. 

Read more

Geothermal Systems – What You Need to Know

Geothermal Systems – What You Need to Know

Geothermal systems work similarly to other HVAC structures. However, there is one major difference. Geothermal systems use the ground rather than air to absorb or release heat. So, if you are considering installing a geothermal heat pump (GHP) system for your facility or business, pay close attention. Here are five things you need to know about geothermal systems. 

Read more

Primary Components of HVAC Design You Need to Know

Primary Components of HVAC Design You Need to Know

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy, HVAC systems are the largest users of energy in commercial buildings. That being said, the cost of running your building’s HVAC system will be among your greatest expenses, so it’s important to carefully select the components of your HVAC design.

Read more

HVAC Safety Tips to Prevent Holiday Office Fires 

HVAC Safety Tips to Prevent Holiday Office Fires 

The holidays bring out the best in most people. Plus, holidays typically mean parties. HVAC safety is probably the last thing on your mind, but it shouldn’t be. With parties comes risk, as many holiday office fires result from faulty HVAC systems. So, this year, employers and employees can get a head start on holiday safety with a few HVAC safety tips. Then, of course, it’s all about focusing on having a great time with your coworkers.

Read more

How Unique Buildings Are Conquering Climate Control

How Unique Buildings Are Conquering Climate Control

As the world develops and grows, so does the need for proper climate control for commercial HVAC systems. New, original architectures pop up seemingly overnight, and with them comes another huge challenge. So, how are people supposed to manage climate control in uniquely-shaped and wholly different buildings, the likes of which they’ve never seen before?

Read more

Importance of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Importance of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Nowadays we spend a lot of time indoors. According to the EPA, it’s actually 90% of our time, on average. Between our jobs and home, indoor air quality is important to our health. That is why at The Severn Group, we know commercial air duct cleaning is a must through Maryland and Washington, D.C. office buildings.

Read more